Published: Thursday, October 24th, 2013
Duane D. Webster was born July 23, 1935, at Blacktail, S.D., near Lead to John and May Webster. He married Corinne Conlon Dec. 19, 1954. Duane began his career in law enforcement as a jailer and deputy sheriff in Deadwood, S.D. Duane and his family moved to Custer State Park in 1968 where he served as a conservation officer and Custer County Sheriff’s Deputy.
Duane loved the outdoors. He fished and hunted his entire life, harvesting his last antelope the week before he died while hunting with his brother, Chuck. He enjoyed playing cards and spent many mornings drinking coffee and playing rummy at the Flying J Truck Stop in Hermosa, S.D. Duane was a member of Paha Sapa Good Sam Club and camped and played games and sports with friends in the group.
Duane’s true passion was family and friends. He was a doting great-grandfather and has spent many hours watching soccer, football, wrestling and dance. He supported his family and friends with his presence, love and a little bit of cantankerous “advice.”
Duane, of Hermosa, died Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, at Rapid City Regional Hospital. He was 78.
He was preceded in death by a son, Randy Webster of Hot Springs, S.D.; his parents; and a brother, John Webster of Palmer, Alaska.
Duane is survived by his wife, Corinne Webster of Hermosa; son, Ray (Sheri) Webster of Custer, S.D.; daughter-in-law, Gerri Webster of Hot Springs; brother, Charles Webster of Lead, S.D.; sister, Dolly Prieb of Chamberlain, S.D.; four grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Oct. 23 at Kirk Funeral Home in Rapid City, S.D.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at Kirk Funeral Home with a gathering to follow at the Hermosa American Legion Hall.
An online guestbook is available at www.kirkfuneralhome.com.
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